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Mobile Marketing News Weekly – Week of September 9, 2012

The Mobile Marketing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile marketing that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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IT research firm Gartner predicts revenue from mobile advertising will reach $20.6 billion worldwide by 2016. That’s a 522 percent increase from the total revenue brought in just last year. Read Original Content

According to eMarketer, Twitter’s mobile advertising revenue will be greater than that of Facebook’s by the end of this year. eMarketer estimates mobile ad revenue for Twitter will reach $129.7 million this year. Read Original Content

According to a study commissioned by Mobile Marketing Association, the optimal level of spend on mobile advertising for U.S. marketers should be, on average, seven percent. The findings represent a leap from the less than one percent currently being allocated today. Read Original Content

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According to researcher eMarketer, Facebook's mobile-ad sales in 2012 will end up around $72.7 million, less than a 3 percent market share for domestic mobile ads. Read Original Content

With over 160 million Americans on Facebook and 53 percent of mobile phone owners having smartphones today, mobile digital campaigning is changing the way political strategists are engaging audiences and investing advertising dollars. The 2012 elections are expected to experience the largest amount of mobile ad spend for political exposure so far. Read Original Content


Research firm EMarketer projects that Facebook’s mobile advertising revenue in the United States will quintuple next year. EMarketer expects Facebook to grab nearly 10 percent of that market by 2014. Read Original Content

Despite uncertain outlooks in both the Eurozone and the U.S. economy, GroupM projects media advertising spending in China will increase by 13.4 percent compared to 2011 to reach RMB 394 billion. Read Original Content

Marin Software’s report, The State of Mobile Search Advertising, indicates consumers are much more engaged with search ads on smartphones and tablets, with click through rates that are respectively 24 percent and 39 percent higher than on desktops. Read Original Content

According to QRCodePress, hair salons have begun using text messages to inform consumers about deals being offered and to remind them of upcoming appointments. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

While Apple, Google, Jumptap and others would like to turn the phone into a branding medium, search spending is expected to outpace display for at least the next several years, according to eMarketer. Global spending on banners and rich media is expected to reach $1.5 billion in 2013, while search goes up to $2.2 billion. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.